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 Devoted to the luting Interests and Development of the District of EAST KOOTEffAY.
Vol. 2, No. 1.
Oolden, B. C,  Friday  July 29th 1898.
$2.00 Per Yeas*
G. s. McCahter. Jah. a. Harvey.
Harvey & McCarter,
llAiUtlSTEIts,   ETC.
Fire, Life, Real Estate, Houho Agents,
Auctloneera and custom-*; Brokers
Fire Agencies:
Queen, Lancashire, Union, Hartford.
European Steamship Ticket Ofllee.
Tho Hun Life Insurance Compuny.
The Ontario Accident Insurance Co'y.
The Birbeck Investment and Loan Co.
H. L. Cummins, P.L.S.,
And Civil Engineer.
Fort Steele, B.C.
Thos. McNaught,
Mining Broker, Financial Agent, Conveyancer
and Notary Public.
Tost office address:
Assay Offices und
Chemical Laboratory,
(Established 1890.)
For several yearn with Vivian A Eons, Swansea, and local representative for tiiem.
For 5 years manager for the assay era to the
Jllo Tiulo Co., London.
Canadian representative of Uie Cassel Gold
Extruding Co. L'td, Glasgow (Cyanide process.)
N.B.���All work personally superintended. Only
competent men employed.    No pupils   re
Jas. Henderson,
Plans Propared.
Prompt -mention given to order**.
A supply of Building I.iuie Iur sal-..
The Golden
Fresh and Salt Meats.
Fish uud Game lu season.
Dealers in Cattle, Hlieep und Horses,
Mall orders receive prompt attention.
Livery and
Feed Stables
Good Saddle Horses and Ulgs of All Kinds for
Hire at Reasonable Kates.
Teaming of All Kinds a Spceialty.
(iolden, B. C.
Good Time
By every man who lins n watch.
C.I'.R. AViitoli Inspector will ho
Wmlnemlay to Friday ___,*��>
ench iveok. Sutlsfiiction Guar-
linti'i'il. Work mill he left ut
TOflSOipit PAlJItOliS
Newly Refitted k Refurnished.
Tho best ot the kind west of
Everything Complete.
All Modern Conveniences.
J.  Lamontagne,  Prop
& Embalming     |
Telegraphordersrecoivepromptattention *
J. SMART,     I
��� CALGARY, Auta. *
The Providence Fur Go
Providence, R.I.
wants all kindiiof raw furs, skins, gin-
song, seneca, etc. Prices for next sixty
days are aa follows:
Silver Fox 1,15.00 to $150.00.
Hear $ 5.00 to If 25.00.
Otter ���4.00 to *   0.00.
Martin jl 2.00 to ?   9.00.
Beaver (per pound).. .If 3.00 to f.  3.50.
Wolt....* $ 1.00 to $  2.0).
Red Fox if 1.00 to $   2.00.
Mink $   .75 to $   2.00.
Skunk  t>   .25 to }   1.00.
Gray Fox *.   .50 to $    .75.
Rat %   .20 to $    .25.
Price list on all other furs and skins
furnished upon application. Full prices
guaranteed, careful selection, courteous
treatment, and immediate remittance on
all consignments.
Tho most comfortable hotel in Snnth
East Kootenny. (..nod Table. Hood
Wines. Good Attendance. Terms
Wm.   Eschwig,   Prop.
Transfer Co*.
Wardner, S.E. Kootonay.
GEO. GEARY,^*****-
Livery, Feed &
Sale Stables,
Fort Steele, S. E. Kootenay.
Pack Trains for mines supplied.
Freighting of nil kinds undertaken.
k I Bell
Wedding (togs
,A Speeialty.
Calgary,   -   Alberta.
Hudson's  Bay
Situate in the Golden Mining Division of
East Kootenny District; Where located���On Hpillcmnchcen Mountain.
Take notice that I, John Mcllae, Free
Miner's Certilieate No. 80IK0, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, lor the purpose of
obtaining a Crown grant ol the above
And further take notico that action,
under section 37, must Iks commenced
before theiesiinnce of such certilieate of
Dated this 13th day of January, 1803.
Joiix McRah,
By his agent Geo. S. McCarter.
North East  Kootenay
Mining Association.
President���Hon. F. W. Aylmer.
1st Yiee-I'res.*���AV. G. Mitcliell-lnncs.
2nd Vice-Pros.���W. G. Neilson, J.P.
3rd Vicu-Pres.���E. Johnson.
Secretary-Treasurer���E. A. Haggen.
The regular meetings of the Association
��� are hold on the first. Tuesday ol each
mini th at the Columbia House, Golden.
CALGARY,    -    ALTA,
Wong See,
Optician and
Orders left with  YEE LEE will bo
promptly attended to.
Wong See, Fort Steele.
Tom Lee, ��
has tlio bust restaurant in Golden. It is open at al' hours.
Every delicacy and fruit in its
Season. A good selection of
Chinese Lily Bower roots apply
at once for the Choicest ere they
go to
r|) Tom Lee, Bakery, ��
Meals Day and Night.
All persons having claims apalnut Mr. A. (J.
M. EJpraago. barrlater, late of Ue veldt" ke, and
lonnerly oiDonald and Golden, are requested
to ��end particulars of their claims to the timlor-
slKiicd in mire ol UoUottH Hank, Kvvelsiuke
Station, U.C.
Solicitor for Sirs Spntggo.
A General meeting of lhe Golden Hospital
Society ior the election o( Trustees for tlie on*
suing year will bo held at the olfluos oi the
Upper Columbia Navigation Company, Gulden,
li.r., on Tuesday, Au^usl 2nd, WM, nt H o'clock
lu tlie evening.
Similar ineetliifiH wilt also lie lield at Donald,
Heaver, I'tilll-wr. Field. Thunder 11111, Wawi,
l'ort Steele tUd w hide j, mere ut the Hume date
and hour.
Miiiuiiiy, the anli ilny ol June, 180s.
1IIS KXClil.I.EXllY   THK   (10VERNOH-fiEX-
IS KXCKIXKXt'Y, In virtue of tlio provision
of section :u of tlu. Dtimtntori I-autlH Act,
nml hy nml with tlio niivlee of tho I'lieen's
Privy Cuiini-il for Canada, l* pleased u. order
mil illnn-t that tola liumbcraStolS, i.nihln-
���lustve, III Jllin-1* Xo. IT, aii.l lhe whole ul llhiek
Xo. IS. Ill Ilu. Towimllu ol Golden, lu lhe I'rov-
Inceol lliili.li rolillutihl, Hi. -thiiwli illiiili lhe
..Irtll of Ball] hunts, herefo tlllliexeil.Mhiill be anil
the Hiline are hereby Set apart unit appropriate*)
ns ii free Brunt fur hospital purposea to the
Ilohleu ll.i.iiltiil Soelely ot Ooldon, llrllli.li
Columbia, the Bocluty having already en-eteil n
ntilldlntf iiii.iii n portion ol tltuao town lota for
:.e in. ll pliltlle hospital,
Clerk o! the Privy Council.
A wonderful bustling littlo town is
Crnnbrook, soon to ito the divisional
headquarters of the Crow's Nest Pass
Railway now being constructed through
East Kootenay says the Spokesman-
Reviow. Tho site selected by Colonel
Hater to become one of the leading
towns ol East Kootonay is a singularly
beautiful one. The town embraces 15filt
acres ol meadow laud, surrounded on all
sides by high mountains, and supplied
with an abundance of clear, sparkling
water. The place is correctly uaincl
" beautiful Cranbrook."
Looking over a map of South Kast
Kootenay and placing one's linger in the
centre, Cranbrook will bo immediately
located. Not only is it the geographical
centre, but owing to tho situation ol the
moiiut'iin ranges and valleys it is the
_joint that one must pass through going
firm north to smith or east to west, it
is the only point in the district that is
easily accessible and equally distant
from all the towns of the district. This
in itself is a most important feature,
besides tlio fact of its location on the
Crow's Nest Pass railway.
From Fort Steele to Cranbrook in a
southwesterly direction, a distance of 12
miles, ia n good wagon road, and the lirat
impression one receives as be emerges
from the wooded country by the wagon
road is that nature had intended that
some portion oi the 31X1 acres of level
prairie���undulating sufficiently to give
ample drainage for sanitary purposes,
and traversed by three clear mountain
streams sending forth a volume of water
sufficient to supply thousands ol people,
should become a city oi no small importance. A start has already been made
with this end in view. The town has
already three largo hotels, eight stores,
a commodious saw mill and a newspaper
It is contemplated that by the end of
August a system ot water works will be
put in for which purpose an abundance
of pure water can bu obtained.
After the completion oi the Crow's
Xest I'ass railway there will bo built a
branch from Cranbrook to the North
Star mine, a distance of 23 miles. This
will placo tho town in direct communication with one of the richest mining
camps of Kast Kootenay, while the
opening of other camps in its immediate
vicinity will draw to it an immense volume of trade.
On the northwest side of the railroad
line, beyond the site selected by the
company for thcirroiindhotiseand shops
is the location for a smelter. Nature
has provided abundantly for the establishment of such an industry at this
point. Thero is nn unlimited supply of
water and sufficient timber to meet the
requirements of a smelter for many
yenrB tocomc. The mines will seon be
in a position to ship and their product
could easily keep a smelter located here
busy night and day. Thu coal is nearby
and (iunlng material right at hand.
Altogether tbo future prospects of
Cranbrook becoming a largo and bustling
town are assured both by its location and
its being the centro of a magnificent
mining and agricultural district.
What is now a portion oi thc townsite
of Crnnbrook was acquired by Colonel
James Baker 13 years ago. Here he
erected a substantial residence and farm
buililingsaiidcommenced the cultivation
ol tho ground, which becatno immensely
profitable. To note its richness it is only
necessary to add that last season's crop
from 112 acres returnod (10 bushels of
oats to tho acre, The colonel's farm is
within the boundaries ol the townsite ol
There arc several proiniuing claims
near to tho Movie trail running iu a
southwesterly direction from town that
are having good showings. Tho principal ono is the Union Jack claim, being
opened up by n 100-foot tunnel and now
under bond for (10,000. Tho adjoining
property, the Frasor claim, is also being
developed. Tho ore values are mostly
copper, with small Bliosvings ol silver
and gold.
Four and n half miles from Cranbrook
nnd within half a mile ot tho Crow's
Nost 1'aas Railway is what is now known
ns Copper creek. Tho Copper Bell group,
consisting of four claims, was located in
tho fall of last, year, and is now being extensively developed by the owners. On
the Copper Bell claim tlieir crosscut tunnel is in 70 feet, and il is expected to
atiikc tlio ledge within a low days. This
will givo them a depth of 100 feet. On
the Clara, which adjoins this group to
the east, and on the sumo vein, the minors are running n crosscut tunnel. At
present writing both these properties are
under option to Montreal people. Thore
a supposition that the ledge running
mease surface showing is Unit of llio BI.
Kugonc mine.
On Valines* mountain, nine miles from
Cranbrook, considerable development
work is now being done. Tin- wo is
mainly copper, carrying a small percentage of gold.
Tbe St. Kngi.'.'ie mine lies tijio-i the
mountain side overlooking Moyie lake,
utont have a mile above the new ami
flourishing town of Moyie City, distant
in a southerly direction Irom Cranbrook
22 miles. This enterprising little town
has been built upon the prospects of the
St. Eugene mine and aieighboring mines
upon the same vein. The St. Huge-no
group consists of four claims, tlio St.
Eugene, Peter, Lorettn Fraction nml
ltose Fraction. Float galena from lhe
ledge was found by Indians several years
ago. Early in the summei of 18D2 .lames
Cronin, of Spokane, visited east Kooh>
niiy, and upon innkuig the acquaintan o
of Father Cocolo, "was informed by him
ol the large pieces of float found by son ie
of Ills Indians. Air. ('renin, with tlie
Indians, visited lhe shores of what was
then the far-away lloyiu Inke. Here
they found largo pieces of galena on the
hillsides, and Jlr. Cronin was not long
in tracing the float up to the vein and
locating it. He gave Father Cocolo a
half-interest in the claims located, which
interest wus purchased by*^FincliJ k
Campbell, of Spokane, for $12,000. These
gentlemen also bought one-half ol Air.
Cronin's interest for $11,000..
The work of developing the claims was
Dcgtiii in the spring of 1895, and hrs
since been prosecuted with a ciew tf
from four to ten men. Two long tunnels
have been run upon Hie property,exix*-1-
ing tho vein to a depth of 300 feet, which
realized for the owners 3,000 tons of ore
on the dump. Besides, it is estimated
that there is 40,000 tons of oro in tbo
mino, in sight, between these tunnel:.
A shaft has also been sunk to give
ventilation to the lower tunnel. The
tunnel above the eld No. 1 is now being
driven to open up two parallel veins,
wliichjprevioiisly Jlind not !*oen proi-
pected. On the surface of.tlie St. Eugene
there are masses ofjgalonu._iiuiicnting an
ore chute about 800 feet long. The ore
of this mine is u high grade galena,
averaging 50 to 55 ounces silver and 70
percent lead.
The Crow'a'Nest iPasBjr.lllwuy passes
tho foot of the hill, about 4,1X10 feet from
the tunnels ot the mine. As soon as the
railway is completed the St. Eugene will
become a steady shipper, it bus been
waiting for the railway to give its ore
transportation to the eastern smelters.
The owners contemplate building a concentrating mill, to liavoa capacity of 150
tons of crude oro per day, which is
confidently expected will yield -10 tons of
concentrates per day. They also intend
building a tramway fromjtho mine to the
mill, nnd also putting iu a large water
ditch to furnish water lor the mill.
The mine proniises to be a steady pro-
dueer for years to come, nnd menus much
tor the townsite lying at the loot ol the
mine���Moylo City.
Tho Moyie nnd Queen, of the Hill's
claims, are thojdirect extensions of the j
St. Eugene, and are owned hy tiie Moyie,
Mining Co., which consists of Montreal j
and VnncoitiK.r capitalists. This coin-1
pnny has done somo 80 feet of tunnel, J
besides numerous open cuttsand a shaft, j
having expended $5,000 in opening their j
holdings. ;
Tho LakeshorO is an extension ol the j
Movie company's property, nnd it is on 1
that land Unit il poi tion tho townsite of!
Moyie City is located. The development
work consists of Ml 110-foot tunnel, show-
six teet of gnl.'iiii in its lace; besides on
open cnt'70 feet in (.length jpxpoBtng to
view a 4-loot ledge of galena ore.
Cranbrook to tho Yukon.
llcwru. Kevsi.r mid Joliffe have just,
coined.ran from their claims Ellen 0.
and Ihe Buckskin in Caribou Basin.
They report thut the development work
is nrngresslng favorably and flint, the
lend h looking tine. The claims are
copper, Qokl and silver.
Major Clohecy slaru ont this week on
bis return to Iho Bennison. His pack
Ir.iiu witli supplies loll two days ago.
The Caribou Basin has quite a busy
.���iI.t-earanw.piu.-Jk trains -ning iu wiih
supplies, assessment nnd development
work proceeding. The properties oiv
which most work is being dune, in iidiB-
tioiitothe Ellon II. and Buckskin, are
the Junstaia, the Mountain Chief, the.
Regulator nnd the Kivorview.
-Mr. Manuel Dainnrd lias returned
from Hut pi-oportieBol thoAlbertaiu.il
Kootenny Development Co.'s situated
on Cooper Creek in Golden Mining
Division where extensive development
work is going on. Those properties consist of a group of threo claims, Uu; Mnbul,
the l>m.*tor and lhe Lawyer and are goll
galena and copper prujiositions. The
tunnelling has been extended through
the Maliel into tho Doctor and several
open cuts made. The showings are mill,
rich, the assays going as high as *�����> por
Mr. Thomas McNaught ol the Goldm
and l*'i,rt Steele Development Company
along with a party ol ex_*ertsluft Oolden
this week to visit the companies properties nt tiie tieadof Bugaboo Creek, which
are situated nearly oa the ridge between
East and West Kootenny. These properties belonging tn tlie company, irom
the development work dona on them,
promise lo be among the most valuable
properties in Enst Kootenny. Mure development work ti id be done ami the
company inland shipping a large quantity of oiy to the ccuulry. Tlie properties contain gold, silver nnd copper.
Their assays havo gone us liigli us ?17">
per ton. The unnie of tliO projiertles la
lhe .Mercier group, so named after the
Donald Minln*.** Division.
The mining activity iu Ibis northern
division of East Kootenny has not been
bo brisk for the first six months ol the
year as it wns during the sumo period ni
last year. There have been 23 miner's
licenses issued, but no new claims have
Uvn located, whereas during the Bnum
period of lust vein* there were nu fewer
than SO new claims staked out and recorded. Tiiere lea lieen as-fussim-iit
work done on 15 mineral elll.nia ol which
tl belong to tin- Bald Mumitaiii Mining &
Development Company, There have
been live trausfers oi projairties. There
nre no placer claims being operated in
this division. Although lhe record ui
activity is mil great then* are some good
properties iu this division on which considerable work will bo done in the [ull
of the year and already there ure promises ot' brisker activity in Ibis division as
during Hie lirst hall of this month ond-
ing lhe lath July, '.I new minors llcensesi
have been issued. A now claim The
Acorn, situated lietwean (las Creok and
Dluowatcr creek has been sukc.l out.
and recoidi.il. ABSessineul work leu:.
been dune on tin. Blimwntur properlius
which are under bond in Mr. Thomas A.
ECllOWlton, Who has sent out no oilllit
this week with supplies to do some I'on-
sidoiabb development wurk un them.
AVhile plans for the undertaking have
not yet sufficiently cryatalizcd to warrant
very extended mention ol it, the chances
for "a railroad from Cranluook to Yukon
are very premising. A charter for such
a line lias been obtained, the promoters
have surveyors already in the lield, und
work on its construction may���probably
will���begin within a year.
Tho enterprise is being undertaken by
some of the most noted and successltil
railroad builders of tho age, principal
amongwhom is the nephew olthe Baron
llirsch, nnd who has uohioved wealth
and fame in the construction of railways
in Russia and South Africa. The proposed line will be in the vicinitv oi 1,01X1
miles in length, have its initial lmint at
Crnnbrook, proceed northerly and northwesterly via Golden to the Yukon. The
route which ia to be traversed is esai-n-
tiallv of the same nature as that of lhe 1
C. N'. P. It., inasmuch as it is all-valley j
route, travelling almost the entire dis-1
tanco the valleys of water courses und,
crossing uo ranges or mountains in ils
ntiro length.
Tho wealth of the country which il is
proposed lo open up in st'ock, agricultural   and   minora! values   i,i   almost
..   boundless, and inuchol'it willovonlnallv
through these claims, which had an im* diiltCranbi-ookward.-Craubi-ookllei'.ald.,
Churoh   Services,
cueiini in BN'oiiAXn.
The services nt St. Paul's church.
Golden, uu Sunday next, July Hist, will
Iv as follows:
,\A 8 a.m.���Colubratlon nf tin- Holy
At 11 a.m.���Morning 1'iiiyei* and sermon.
At 7.30 p.m.���Evening Prayer and sermon .
The services at St. Peter's church,
Donald, on Sunday nuxt,,I aly Hist, will,
lie us follows i
tt 11 a.m.*���Morning Prayer and Sermon.
At 7.30 p.m.���Evening Prayer anil
Rev.T.AV. Cllllllffo, of Maple Creek,
N.W.T., has kindly uii.lerluk-.ut lo iiiliu-
ate at Donald nt tlie above services.
Uev. 11.11. Turner, 1'asioi-.
jtimiooisT ciifticii.
Service will lie held iu connection w ith.
the Methodist church un Sunday no.-.*,
us follows: Donald, ut tl a.m.; Uulden,
at 7.30 p.in. Everybody is welcome at.
these services.
Prayer meeting on Tuesluy at S p.m
Sunday Services���11 a.m.
Sunday school & Bible class at 2 30 i
Thursday���Choir practice S p.m.'
Friday���Prayer meeiiug .. p,.u.
Rev. \V, S. Weight, la. Ui*..
mtm\ T��\
9-0,8 0**3>-
year 111 wlval
until Iue.'i. I-.IHI i
.'In* Ull.
trull) line
cli a'
Slil mi
, J.',
. luarrlugy und
repeal the tale of horror wliich recites
ilu denlh Irom most palnlul disease of |
men who pluuod llicli last hours under
*.-,.-!i conditions of exposure to hunger
and ei,; I that tlieir contpnnions who
wen. in health could not have avoided
ii.iy'i'i.irii-'t: Ireosing except by the must continuous
ll trains mul
The president p| the Canadian Pnelfle
ruilwny when interviewed on the subject
A'l'iisi oKj-inyai>*.fi.."-ni.:-r  Is reported to have said that the con-
'); | traeto-s could not provide feather beds
.'! for the laborers.   When a public cum-
'h n,'*."r'i'ii):i.''''''4 i plaint wns brought to the attention of
Sir Wm Van Homo's fellow-countryman,
thut other great United Slates railway
dictator, Juy Gould, be said " The public
be d d."   The question whicli should
.almoin  be considered hy every thoughtful Cana*
fj dian is wbethor we ure governed according to the 11. N. A. act or the C, 1'. It.���
The Canadian Englnoer,
iur line
Oticcs IiiHerle.
Is tl,,- I,est  vi-uii,;',*-,! 'prlttllll-l
K.i'.nii.,,-eli-l I-|,r,'inii-il to ill' neat. I
iilhitin.: at .1 reuse.iHl*Ie|.l*i.*,'.   One price I..all.
^1 ii' n.-.l,-.'* reeelye prompt ull.-litioii.
COHIIKSI'OKDENTSl   Wi* Invito eorrespoi!-
il.-li -,- on any ,iil-ji*, t ul liilt-r-.*.*-: to tin- m-lier.il
p.ilili.-uiul -lii-|lru u re-nllar eorrcapouuoat in
,*vi-r>-juilin iu the lii.-iriit.    ill  nil  enseal'
bolia ll.lo nuuie of writer iiuihi aeeoinpaay i
iiitiiiii.si t-jpi,   not   iiei-.i-isiir.'.y  lor ..libjleatti
bin us a sMitr-jii'..-.- ni good faith.
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Gulden, 14. C.
FRIDAY, -ll'I.Y 21), 1808,
Tin: East Kootuna'/ Mixuu enters upon its second year's existence to-day in
lhe publication "i the lirst number of
its second volume. Tim Mixnn was
started I'm* the purpose ol' assisting in the
development of East Kootonay and milking ils mining reflouries known to tlie
oulside world. It has succeeded. Tin.
resources of East. Kootenay tire tuirly
well known now. Investors luvvo.arrived. Capital is being interested iu our
mineral wealth. Much however remains
tu he done before the resources of tliis
great, district are fully developed. The
Minim will continue to devote its pages
with greater assiduity to this consummation. It however relies upon lhe
public (or assistance in the form of
goncrcruus patronage; and it lakes Ibis
.opportunity ol thanking the public for
past tnvors and expresses the hope that
.the public will give a more extended
patronage in the form ot more advertisements und more subscribers,
We bog to announce to our readers
that irom to-day Tue East Kuutexav
Mineh will be uuder new management.
This new liiiinnucinent will not only
retain and maintain the reputation of
the journal, but will endeavor to extend
und enlarge that reputation. No effort
will be wanting to keep 'fun Mi.nkk in
the forefront of Canadian journalism
and enhance its usefulness in lhe development of East Kooteuay. The new
management will be hilly alive to nil the
latest improvements in journalistic enterprise and those will bo utilised to
make Tin: Mixi'.u the tat mining paper
in Ihe Province.
V/hlto Slaves of tha Pass.
That there is no slavery under the
Britisli Hag has been our boast for two
generations and we have looked not
tmcompltieoutly upon the people of the
L'llitod States, who by law mude all men
free and equal, yet for muny years
bought and sold their (.'Bowmen In the
open market. It is no longer lawful for
it man to sell himself into bondage, or
his wife or children, to pay bis debts,
but in Canada we have discovered
recently that men may lie decoyed iulo
tlie wasle places ol the earth ami there
forced to toil thoir lives out in misery al
tin* pistol's mouth, We quote um. paragraph from lhe voluminous report "f tlie
commission appointed to enquire into
How It Impresses a Well Known
Wostmlnsterlto Roaming tho
Valley Betweon tho Rookies and
tho Solklrks.
Writing from Canyon creek tothe New
Westminster Sun tho correspondent describes the country in tin- following
glowing language:
The town uf Goldon is situated in the
valley between thc Selkirks and the
Rockies, near to the entrance of the
Kicking llorso Pass. No place perhaps
iu British Columbia affords sublimer
mountain scenery than tliis quiet town
in the valley. Looking down the valley
one sees the serrated peaks of the Selkirks ou the right and the lofty Koekies
on tlie left. Near the town are many
abruptly-rifling, isolated peaks that fling
their bold fronts to the skies above,
while fleecy clouds rest ou their foreheads. The writer took a short trip to a
favorite result for sightseers and viewed
th,.- canyon down wliich rushes Canyon
creek to its outlet into tlie Columbia
river. It was n sight never to be forgotten. A walk of a few miles from the
town brought us to the edge, of the canyon, where before us yawned a chasm
many hundreds of feet in depth with, a
mad torrent rushing through it. The
sides of the canyon were almost perpendicular and have doubtless been formed
by volcanic action, for tlie strata of rock
were all turned up on their edges. For
wild, rocky scenery one can imagine
nothing more awe-inspiring. I stood on
the edge uf that yawning chasm, one
Stop removed from death below, and
looked up above me where snow crowned
peaks in awful grandeur rose ior thousands of feet. Far up their sides grew
(he trees, man's constant companions in
wildest lands, but even these grew tired,
and seemed to stop for a rest, while, the
mountain rose higher still, until, like
some guardian angel, it stood above like
some ship on a mighty sea and seemed
to he near enough to Heaven to hold
communion with its God. 1 thought of
Sinai, whore Moses stood; and, as the
cloud lay upon the breast of the mighty
peak, 1 could not but wonder if, when il
lifted, 1 would not see Him standing
tiiere " of Whom Moses and the prophets
did write." Tiiere wus reason iu the Jew
who chose the high places in whicli to
worship, for beautiful as are the values
of Earth, the mountain-tops seem nearer
to liod, and so most ol tin. events in
Bible story which illustrate Divine perfection or bear impressively on the
destinies of men have hud the niouiitain-
tops for the pedestals of their achievements. There stood these lofty motnirchs
of the Selkirks lilting tlieir age-crowned
heuds toward the sky and there iu awful
grandeur, sublimity and peace shall they
continue to stand while Utile man plies
his trade at their' feet. From this awful
height I looked into an awful depth.
With noise and ruar ami tumult came a
seething, rearing, boiling Hood making
its way down that canyon, leaping from
boulder to boulder as if it would tear its i
way through the very earth. In one
place it found a mighty boulder in its
way a hundred feet high and two hundred feet thick, through which it tunnelled
Its way and emerged from its rocky i
cavern a wild and seething Hood. No
pon can describe the awful grandeur of
that canyon as we ascended, it climbing
higher and higher, that we might sco it!
to greater advantage. One could only
conoiove how awful will he the dustriic-|
lion when nature's forces are allowed lo
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W. WIcTfeish, Prop.
Strictly First Class in every respect.
Best Sample Rooms West of Winnipeg.
Tourists, Commercial
and Mining Men.
HAS located permanently opposite tlie Columbia House,
(iolden, where lie will attend to all requirements in
liis line, whether it be Tailok-Made or Heady-Made
Clothing, A call for inspection will be appreciated,
as it is " no trouble to show goods," and he has a good
selection of all kinds ot Tweeds and Broadcloth.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of
Lumber,   etc.
A..    CONTRACTORS    TO   THK  C.P.R.    .___���
G-olcLerL and Eeaver, S.G.
Ulloak & Barrie, Props.
B.  C.
]'i st-rltiKK lu (-very imrtlnilnr.   Convenient to lu.hvny "i>opot nnd Steamboat landing.
Kiitcs KtinHoiiaWe, Freu Bainplo itooma.
Tin* Trftin Car leave* Knotenuy Himsu, vonm-i'ting with Stcmim for Fort Steele every,
Moudav nn.l Friday after arrival of train from thu wont,
Headquarters for Commercial
and Mining  Men.
the Bubject: "We note tjotno special
facts, such us, for instance, the fainting j rush toward the consummation of lhe
of men on the works; the refusal ou tho universe. I was glad lo think tlmt tlioso
part of teamsters, whose waggons wero mighty waters are under the control ol
"   ... ���'i   ��� ' ������'I One Who holds the waters in the hollow
of Ills hands.   For awful sublimity, for
hardly loaded, to give a ride to wounded
men, Blioll us young Joseph llourgiguon
and Theodore Lambert; some threats
of Noble, one of the foremen,
to kick them; the alleged bad
treatment by the same foreman of men
who had had difficulties with the company, and who were discharged one day
after thev hud returned to work; the
refusal of food generally to all men
discharged or quitting work, und the
hardship experienced on account of this,
wliich caused one Weir, for instance, to
[iiiiit, and ethers to feel very weak, three
men having to subsist for a wholo day
on one onion ; a pinch of salt refused to
men leaving camp, which they asked fur
in order to salt fish they might eateii
with a fish-hook given them by. one of
the men. All this when they were at
distances ranging from 70 to 150 iniles
(rum, and having to walk to Macleod,
often having no money, and, even with
money, being unuble'to obtain food) and
having sometimes to rely on remnants
thrown uway on the road."   We do not
a sense ol the profound and mighty, for
a conception of tile omnipotence of Clod
iind-tlie utter littleness and dependence
of man, gaze into the canyon where the
upheaval in nature is so great and co
distinct. Oolden is a small village, well
supplied with churches and hotels. Its
people, are industrious and frugal.
Lumbering, milling and agriculture art
their pursuits.
Cunningham & Harvey
(Luto oi Vitn.'ouver)
AsKayei'M and Chemists,
AU work done in duplicate and guaranteed,
A portion of uacli .HMOplO UjiUt w��id�� for
tut uro relutoneo.
Advertise in
Windermere Hotel,
J. A. Stoddart, Prop.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.   First class accommodation,
East Kootenay
Mining Stock List.
The Gold Hills C. & D. Co	
Kootenay, Cnriboo JI. k I. Co	
Golden & Fort Steele D, Co	
Alberta & Kootonay D. Co	
East Kootenay and Elk Kiver Development -.*��� Exploration Co	
SHU.. l'KIfK.
*  750,000
*���  500,000
*.    75,000
ttt-tt-it i'i"in iii nn imniini ir     i iniiMi i  nr*   n    Htwa iwnfii
iiii I
Situated on Perry Creek,
25 Miles From Fort Steele,
East Kootenay.
$75 to $150 Each according to
rWaTTTi era ���   One-third down, balance In three and six
"��� **wJ"'"l"i�� -      months, without interest.
Tempest & Co.,
Agents, CALGARY.
The Quickest & Most Comfortable Route
To South East Kootenay
Is that of the
Navigation & Tramway Co.Ld.
International Transportation Go
Connecting with the C.I'.R. ntXJolden, B.C., and
Great northern at Jennings, Montana.
Steamers leave Golden Tuesday and Friday ut 4 u.nt.
Connecting nt Windermere with Royal Mail Stage for Fort Steele and Wardner.  J
Consignors will bo charged with nil way freight between Golden and Windermere at which point a Company's agent wiil be stationed.
Baggage allowance on Steamer lBOlbs. per adult; allowanco on Stage 251bs.
per adult. If desired extra baggage can be forwarded by cypress team at express
rates (10 cents]per pound).
Address all express care of Upper Columbia Company*, Golden.
C.   H.   PARSON,   Manager.
General Merchants
Miners Supplies a Specialty.
Agent for the California Giant Powder Coinpay.
Fort Steele, 23. CL
Choice Wises, Liquors ami Ciciahb.
R. D. MATHER, Proprietor
ot springs
Tho Finest Health Resort on the Continent.
Private Hospital under medical superintendence with a Trained Staff of Kwrtes.
Comi'lelo System of Rutin., of every kind
and description.
Medical Director-PR. U. O. BKETT, Bawrr.
Resident Physician k Surgcon-DR. Sl'ANKIE.
Subscribe for " THE MINER." FORT STEELE
Description of Principal Mining Properties in South
East  Kootenay.
(From the Spokane Spokesman-Review.
What is now the flourishing town of
Fort Steele and the distributing point of
the Fort Steele mining division of East
KAotenay, was originally located in the
spring of 1804 by Jolm T. Galbraith,
alio* I ly after the discovery of the rich
placer gold diggings on Wild llorso
creek. Ho established a trading post
and ferry service across the Kootenay
river, known as Ualhraitli's Ferry. In
1887 a division of the Northwest mounted police under the command of Major
Steelo arrived, barracks were erected,
when the place took the name ol Fort
The town is commnndingly situated on
a bench, with an elevation ol about 100
feet above the Kootenuy river, at its
confluence with tho St. Mary's and
Wild llorso creeks. It has a magnificent
view of the Selkirk range of mountains
to the west that run due north and south
as far ns the eye can reach, and lie
parallel to the main range ol the Rocky
mountains, lying to the eust of thc town,
and a spur of the main range lying within two miles of the town is known as tlio
" Steeples."
In the summer months, during the
season o! navigation on the Kootenay
river, Fort Steele has direct communication with Jennings, Mont., a station on
the main line of the Great Northern
railway; and in the. winter a good sleigh
road connects it with Kalispell in the
same state. Going north to Golden, I).
0��� 160 miles, on tho Canadian Pacific
railway, there is an excellent eovern-
ment wagon road and also a steamboat
service on the Columbia river. However,
with the completion of the Crow's Nest
I'ass railway this hill, with its connections into Fort Steele, the placo will be
in complete touch in the way of direct
transportation with the outside world nt
till seasons oi the year. A system of
telegraph has also lieen established.
From the time of the arrival of tho
Northwest mounted police up to the
present time Fort Steele has gradually
increased in importance, and to-dnv is
the leading town of East Kootenay nnd
from the promising outlook the country
in the vicinity will soon be the scene of
���extensive uiin-ug operations.
The town has a population of 800 people; is the scut of the provincial government of South East Kootenny; has a
good water works svstoin and is enter
prising in every respect.
Just across the Kootenay river opposite Fort Steele is the West l'ort town-
site, commonly designated as the
Brooklyn of Fort Steele. Here are situated the wharves and storehouses of the
International Transportation Company.
The branch line of the main trunk of
the Crow's Nest railway will run through
West Port.
wii.n lIOKfll! CMUSE.
Wild Horse Creok, running into the
Kootenuy river ou the south side of Fort
Steele, was discovered in April, 1854, by
a party of prospectors headed by Robert
I.. Dore, and was so named by reason of
their finding a wild hoiseut the mouth
of the creek, which they wore unable to
This creek was, shortly after its discovery the scene of nn immense rush
and to-'luy a visiter to Chinatown, about
live miles from Fort Steele, would bo
-struck with its romantic situation, and
would hardly believe that the broken up
and irregular hanks ef Wild Horse, nt
that point, gave up to the prospector at
least (>18,000,000 in gold.
Nearly opposite and across the creek
from the collection of shacks and log
lints known now ns Chinatown, is the
property of tlio Nip and Tuck Company.
The ground owned hy the company was
discovered by " Nip and Tuck " Welch
in 1804. Tlie property has changed
hands from time to time but in 1880 the
present company secured it and has
worked it the poet three seasons. Tho
title to the property, consisting roughly
ol 250 ueres, was obtained July 2,1878,
and it is one of the very few placer
crown grants issued in the province. To
work the placer three and a half miles ol
ditch has been constructed, and to bring
tho water down to the ground 1100 feet
of pi|io is used. Tho pressure obtained
with one No, 8 Giant is llio pounds. The
Hume is in length 500 feet. Three kinds
of riflles nre used, vir,., wooden blocks,
atones and poles, the lust is entirely a
Wild Horse invention.
Sluicing is generally started the first
week iu April ami thc season lasts until
November 1.    The wuter generally fails
given nt 1.25,000. Ten men are employed.
Fifteen Chinamen have funned a co m-
pany to work some placers a mile up
stream on the same side as the Nip and
Tuck.   Last season their sworn returns,
upon whicli they paid the government
tax of 1 per cent, were placed at (13,800,
To the lett and a Utile author up the
creek are the Invicta placers. A ton
don company was formed in 181)5, known
ns the Invicta Gold Mines. But the undertaking wns not profitable, and this
summer the same was reconstructed
under the name of "East Kootenuy
Consols, Limited," whicli will give further capital for working the placer
ground and , six nuartz claims in the
neighborhood. Last year tho company
is reported to have taken out (71,000,
working nine men. The management ot
the new company proposes putting in
elevators to work the ground, about 50
feet to bedrock, Witli tho water force
at their disposal, from which tbey can
obtain 200 to 400 feet of a pressure, six
grants can bo operated to advantage.
Tho next property is tlie Dardanelles
group of quartz claims. The ore carries
gold in sulphurets and free on the Bur-
face. An 30-foot incline tunnel and a
50-foot shaft comprise the work done,
but is not sufficient to determine where
the ore lies and its average value.
At the heud of Victoria gulch, on the
left going up the creek, nnd being the
terminus of the wagon road lies the
Kootenuy King, which is under bond to
Spokune people. This has a ledge lying
iu quartiite, and carrying gray copper,
gold and n small amount of galena. It
is heavily mineralized. Two tunnels, in
respectively 30 and 70 feet, constitute
the present development, but the owners have let a contract for a 50-foot shaft
At the juncture of the East and
North forks of Wild Horse, 15 iniles
from Fort Steele, is the Golden Five
g.ioup of claims upon wliich are two well
defined lends. On tho upper one n 00-
foot tunnel bus struck the ledge, the ore
running from (1 to (15 in gold. On the
lower lodge is an incline shaft down 30
feet in concentrating ore.
Continuing to tlio riglit and up the
East fork about one und a hull miles
from the juncture are the Colossal and
Cornucopia claims owned by Messrs.
Grace, Amy and Van Arsdalon, lying
right on the contact, where tho same
crosses the East fork. An 85-foot tunnel
has been driven running through branches ot copper pyrites and galena.
Three miles above these two claims nt
the head of the East fork, aro the Iron
Mask and Eureka, two promising claims
lying in a cyanite and porphyry formation. Only assessment work bus been
done but they ore to be extensively developed.
The nest important properties following the trail that runs south from the
Colossal are the Coronado and Dodo
groups. The former is owned by Alex.
Poison nnd Spokane associates, who
started development with a 30-foot tunnel on the contract.
Northeast of the Coronado claim and
adjoining same is tho Yukon, one of the
Dodo group of four claims owned by Collet, k Stiirbuck of Great Kails, Mont.
Upon this claim aro several large open
cuts and a shaft 30 [eet, all in the ledgo,
showing a good deal of mineral scattered
throughout the quartz interspersed with
bands of hermatite iron.
On the Dodo claim, which lies on the
apex of the mountain, n 40-foot tunnel
on tho footwall bus lieen run which is nil
in mineral, and an average sample taken
out assayed 4.8 copper, 117.02 ounces
silver and 0.04 ounces of gold. These
claims have an immense surface showing and the lead is exposed tlirou.'li the
center eight claims in length, with an
average width of 150 feet.
On the Hull river Bide ol tho Dodo
group, a iiiile and a half east, a group of
claims showing high values in copper
and gold arc owned by Joe Morris, Harry
11ugiu'S and Spokane people, who have
recently bonded the sume to an English
syndicate lor (45,1)00, though vory little
work has been done. This syndicate
proposes to put in a wagon mud to the
claims and will
commence work this
tiik xoiiTit stall mini:.
The North Star mino on Huckleberry
Hill in the St. Mary's district is distant
from Fort Steele In a westerly direction
23 miles. It is one ol the most noted
galena propositions in tlie Kootenays.
Until up to within a few weeks this
property simply was known to have an
enormous deposit ot galena, from which
some 15,000 tons liuve been mined ami
the greater portion shipped. In ascertaining the nun.nut of mineral they have
perhaps over l.'-iio feet of tunnel und
, , .,, , shafting liuve been run on this mine, n
about the  middle  ol  September, after! groat portion of which is through solid
which tho clean-up Is made. It is calculated thut with the present plant
there is sufficient ground to be worked
for the next 25 years. The estimated
amount  to  be  obtained this season is
galena. Within Ihu lust few weeks u
defined lend has been struck on tlie
North Star claim. Roughly it is estimated there is (2,000.000 worth ol ore
bliK-ked out. The average value runs
(00 por ton.    The North Star Company,
wmmmHum^��.WAmn'm,\n.mm, wh**iii****-*-***ii*h- il
consisting of Montreal and C. P. R. capital, owns about 20 claims in and ndjacent
to the North Star claim of which so
much bus been heard within the last
few years. The mine has been shipping
ore for the past four years and monopolizes all the shipping facilities oi the
navigation companies on the Kootonay
river to-day.
Adjoining the North Star on the east
is the Sullivan group of three claims,
owned by Spokane people. The last
two months development work on tliiB
property lins resulted in showing a body
of galena 25 leet in width, besides carbonates. The work consists of a shall
and several open cuts, this lieing n sinking proposition solely. It is confidently
expected that within the next 18 months
this property will be sufficiently developed to produce 50 tons per day.
There are also several other prominent
claims undergoing development in this
camp with encouraging results. At the
present writing all ore from tlie camp
nus to he shipped by wagon to the North
Star landing oil tlie Kootenuy river, distant 22 iniles, and from there shipped
by steniner to Jennings, Montana.
Messrs. Mann k McKcnzie have miide
application and obtained a charter giving them power to build a standard
gauge road from the Crow's N"st Pass
railway, at some point on the lino between Wardner and Crnnbrook to Pilot
Day; by so doing they will aid greatlv in
developing this wonderful mineralized
The Elk river district is situntcd 40
miles south of Fort, Steele und is traversed by the Crow's Nest ruilwny. This
is essentially a copper-gold country. The
Empire una blue Grouse mines liuve
been recently bonded to the Hull Mines,
Limited. The Empire wns discovered in
1389 and is owned by Major Steele, the
head of the N. W. M. Police on the
Yukon. It is a high-grade copper proposition carrying values "in gold. The
Blue Grouse is n direct'extension ol tliis
claim and is owned by the Langley
brothers ot Fort Steele, and was recently
bonded for the sum of (25,000, upon
which a considerable payment was made
A contract lins been let for 150-foot tunnel. The Burton and Vi'instny claims,
owned by Georgo Watson of Foil Steele,
is another rich group of claims upon
which 150 feet of tunnel work has been
done, showing a four-toot ledge highly
mineralized with copper, giving an average value of (35 to (40 per ton in copper
nnd gold. The claims ure under bond to
Spokune people for the sum of (15,000.
Iu this sume district liuve been found
immense deposits ol anthracite, oitumin
ous and canal coal, upon whicli the
Crow's Nest Coal Co. is spending the
sum of (100,000 in opening same, putting
111 coking ovens and a suitable plant (or
the economic development of the property. W. Fernie, the discoverer of the
mines, is in charge of the development
under the management of W.Blackmore.
Trncy camp lies in a northeasterly
direction from Fort Steele and to the
Estella group, tho lending property in
tlio enmp, is roughly 17 miles. The
camp includes Four-milo, Six-mile, Wolf,
Grundy, Tracy. Wasa and Lewis creeks.
The formation includes the following
country rocks: Granite, syenite, diorite,
various slates and porphyry. The ledges
are very regular, freo on the walls,
traversing the country rock, high grade,
carrying chiefly grey copper and galena.
In this camp alone are located something over (100 claims and a considerable
amount of development lias already been
done and is going on. Tho lending
property is the Estella group, located at
the head of Tracy creek, consisting of
five and a fraction claims. The group
was discovered by Frank Tracy and Goo.
Scott about live years ago and is at
present under bond to Alexander Poison
lor (30,000. The development work can-
sists of a 00-foot drift on the ledge giving
a high grade of grey copper ore in a ledge
of about 30 inches in width. A cross-cut
tunnel ol 450 feet has been run to tap
the lead at a depth of 300 feet. There
arej also numerous open cuts. Cross-
cutting this ledge is another large ledge
five feet in width, carrying solid galena,
upon whicli lilllo work has been done.
Considering the small amount ol development work done in tlie camp, it is yet,
safe, to say that few section of Eust
Kootenny give such great promise ��f
high vallies as Tracy enmp.
P. C. McGrath is working 11 claims nt
the head of l^wis creek, owned by
Montreal syndicate, represented iii
Spokane by Jay P. Graves. On the
Fourtli ol Jiily claim they havo started a
tunnel right in on tho ore. The formu-
tion is diorite and porphyry. While the
leads arc small the ore run's high iu gold
and coppor, with some galena.
At the head of Lost creek, in a southeasterly direction about ten miles from
Fort Steele, is the Dibble group of four
claims. Located iu 1800 by Jim Dibble,
one ol the first quartz prospectors in the
district, it has since been opened np by
a long cross-cut tunnel now in a little
over 500 feet; a 00-foot tunnel j two
Blintts nnd various open cuts, ljtsr, year
the Hon. Georgo E. Foster ol Ottawa
secured the group ior (20,500, and is
preparing to have the property opened
in a thoroughly systematic manner. The
ore is grey copper with nntiinouial silver,
and the averag values obtained from
shipments givo 140 ounces silver, \%
gold and 2 per cent, copper. The formation consists ol a schist country rock
through wliich run three or four sniiill
The chief town in East Kootenay*, on the main line of tiie
C.I'.K. and head of navigation of the Upper Columbia
Kiver and Lakes.
Chief Distributing Centre for East Kootenay by Road, Rail and River.
declare it is tlie best town to outfit in. Its goods are of
better quality, in greater variety, cheaper in price and
better packed, than in many other towns.
A Puzzlo.
Here is ono (hat is going the rounds
ol the hotel corridors, cafcB and other
places where men do most congregate:
A young fellow, temporarily in hard
luck, but with wits iiiidimmcd, found
himself ono day with but 75 cents in his
pockets, and n room rent bill of (1 to
pay. Instant eviction was the penalty
for non-liquidation. Ilu hadn't a thing
in the world upon which to raise the
other quarter, nnd ns Is usual, when a
man is down, his few friends refused to
accommodate him. Kinnlly an idea
struck bim. Going into a pawn shop ho
laid down his 75 cents nnd asked for a
loan ol 50 cents on it. Of course ho got
the 50 cents, together with the customary
pawn ticket. The young man's next
move was to hunt up nn acquaintance.
" I've got u pawn tlolcot here calling for
76 cents li! cash," he explained to the
acquaintance. " Will you give mo 60
cents (or it V " Naturally the other wns
nothing loath, and Immediately forked
over the half-dollar. Then the young
man hud (1. The question thut Is causing all the discussion is: Who was the
loser In the transaction, and how much
did he losoV
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The sparks flow wido and riid nnd hot!
'   Tlu'V lit itjHifi tlio brat;
Ttioy fired un* eraekra hi his hund,
' ,\nd eko those in his hat.
Tilcii eiunoa lAir&i ol mttlftu sound���
' Tin' bovl   (ih, where bad lit) gontrf
As�� of thu ivlnds inai far around
Strewed bits of moat and i one,
\ ml scraps of clothes, and knivea, and i-.**!-***
\iiii units, mtd honss*, mul yam���'
Tno rulii'-s oi tlmt drondfut boy
Tim burned hU father's harnl
Uccorder Edwards cnine down from
l'ort Steele In* the Steamer Duchess this
.week bringing with him four prisoners
whom he escorted to Kamloops prison,
Mr. W. Houston is ut present busily
engaged putting in acetylene gas plant
at tlie Columbia House. It is the inteii*
tion to light every room in tin. house
with gas.
Among the passengers by the Steamer
Duchess this week to Windermero were
George B. McDermot, merchant, Uoldcn
and .1. A. Hangs, barrister, Calgary, who
are interested in the future prosperity of
that district.
Certain ollicials of the I'ppcr Columbia Navigation Co. have been getting
into hot water lately. For fuller and
more precise particulars _*pleasu refer to
Mr. A. ('. MiicDonnld tho company's
agent at Windermero,
A Court of Kovlsion will be held by
Mr. .losiali Stin-ett, collector of votes for
the north riilingjif East Kootenay, in
the Court House at Donald on .Monday
1st August at 1-' o'clock noon for the
purpose of [hearing and determining objections against the retention of names
on the voters list for North Kust Koote
The provincial press is increasing in
numbers, if not in editorial ability and
journalistic Intellectuality, certainly in
clearness of type and extent of news.
The two last additions to the family are
The 1'rospector published at Lillooet und
The Weekly Leader published at lioss-
land. The former by 11. A. Fruser, the
hitter by 11.1). liogle. Both papers are
good news sheets and we wish botli enterprises success.
The Reverend Archdeacon I'entrealh
returned from his pastoral visit to South
Kast Kootenay in the middle of this
week and left on the following day for
Ihe coast. His (trace the Ueverend
Bishop of New Westminster who has
been visiting several portions of his diocese in Northern Kootenay has now gone
south ou a similar errand, lie will visit
most of the mining towns ill South East
Kootenay while there.
Mr. Joseph Lnniontngno bus recently
added another addition io his already
well furnished tonsorinl parlors, namely,
a complete outfit of shaving sets for his
customers, eo that everyone can have his
own shaving mug and brush. Besides
this there is a music box continually
rendering the favorite ballads, and all
the latest papers, magazines, etc., are
always to be found on the tnble. Joe is
nothing if not enterprising.
The Upper Columbia river contains
some line scenery, of a most varied type
I.!' wood, mountain, hike and river and a
most choice excursion can be mude in
the comfortiible Duchess to Windermere
terminating with a drive nnd visit to
Fairmont Springs to enjoy tlioso varieties of beauty. Last trip a number of
tlie inhabitants of Uoldcn formed an
excursion party. These included Mrs.
0. II. Parson and family, Nurse Holt of
liolien Hospital, Mr. W. Robertson,
manager of the Hudson's Bay Store
l'ortuge ia Prairie, and wife; Mr. W. B.
Robertson, accountant of the Columbia
Hiver Lumber Co. They had a most delightful Iriptiptlie river, across the Lake
lo Windermere and thence driving by
stage to the pleasant residence of Mr.
and Mrs. Brewer and winding np with a
dip iu the Hot Springs. Tlie weather
was most delightful. On tho way down
service was held on board on Sunday by
lhe Reverend Archdeacon rcntreath of
Vancouver who was a passenger on
bonrd. Tho congregation numbered
over 30.
Tho many friends of Mr. Stacey in
North East Kootenay will learn witli
regret the disaster thut has overtaken
the steamer Lightning, belonging to his
syndicate, while on her trip from Vancouver to St. Michael. She was in tow
of steamer Capilano, when a terrific gale
sprung tip nenr Dutch Hurbor. Her iron
rods broke, hor chains pnrted and the
crew of nine men, thinking their lust
hour hnd arrived, got down on tlieir
knees nnd prayed. They wanted the
lifeboats lowered, but wero prevented by
the captain. The cabin wns filled witli
three feet of water. The gale subsided,
and in a terribly crippled condition the
steniner reached Dutch Harbor. The
Lightning curried a mixed cargo���fur-
nisliiugs for an hotel, a concert hall
outfit, a large quantity of liquor, several
musical instruments, including a piano,
the manager for the syndicate was .Mr.
A. G. Mogridgo. The boat was to run
between St. Michael and Dawson City.
This is the fifth boat that misfortune has
overtaken while being towed north for
river service on the Yukon. The value
if the whole outfit- was about (-10,000.
Tin- l'pper Columbia Navigation and
Tramway Co.'s steamer Duchc-BS in her
lust round trip conveyed lifty-live pas
sengers and again made a champion
record for speed and despatch, tho liver
still remaining- In splendid condition lor
navigation. In her upward passage she
had ou board between decks 187 sheep,
conveying them from Gordon's ranch for
the markets in South East Kootenay.
The consignment was lor Mr. Melnnes,
meat salesman,Wardner and Cranbrook.
On her .downward trio she conveyed a
large quantity of farm produce, including butter and cheese and a clip oi wool
containing ItioOlhs.
A correspondent to the Winnipeg Free
Press writes as follows from Winder-
meic, East Kootenny, B.C., under dute
of July 11:
" Saturday, the Oth Inst., was election
day for the parliament of this province
and wns the cause of quite a stir in tlie
place. Miners from surrounding camps
und explorerH from the mountain fastnesses who wished to vote or tako part
In the fun commenced coming in the day
before. A dunce was given by the
committee of one of the candidates on
the Friday evening previous to tlie election. Voting was quiet and regular, and
the poll for this place came out with one
vote in favor of Mr. Neilson, tlio government supporter. Two votes polled for
Mr. IVells, of the opposition, were not
reckoned in the count, having been
improperly marked. After the polling
had taken place most of the mule population of this quiet little burgh mounted
their cnyusos uud rode off to an adjoining field to have a look at the sporting
events that were to take place. These
consisted in horse and foot, racing, with
wrestling, most ot the participants in
which were to be Indians���Kootenays
and Shusliwaps���who had come from
their reserves near by ill force for the
purpose of meeting tlie Stonoys, from
the Morley reserve, who had crossed the
divide with their packs by the Vermillion pass. (They do this every year
and have a big pow-wow and trade on
the banks of the creek.) Most of them
were clothed for the ocension in their
holiday attire and wero a sight to behold. Some of the costumes would have
done credit to a museum. These were
generally bright red trousers of blanket
cloth, with breech-cloth and small square
apron over all, supported by n cartridge
belt, from wliich hung Are bag, hunting
knife and kinnikinlc bag. The upper
part of body was covered with a light
shirt; on the head was a hat covered
with eagle feathers, or simply the owner's long black hair, well greased,
braided and ornamented with pieces of
whilo fur. Some of the squaws were
present, the braves having sent them
forward a few miles with their bands of
horses to pitch enmp and make things
comfortable for the night. As for the
event's themselves, they were very com-
inon-place and went off in the usual way.
Now everything is once moro quiet.
Most of tlie mountain men have gone
back to tlieir usual employment.
In the way of mining, development is
being pushed on Toby creek, where the
owners of claims are hard at work fnl-
lilling their assessment dutios.
Crops along the valley have done fairly
well so far. There has been a sufficient
amount of rain in most cases to satisfy
them. The strawberry crop is exceptionally heavy. At Mr. McKay's farm,
near Sinclair's creok, they are going to
waste in tiie field.
The Sonar of the Scorcher.
Slug hoy! tlio wild scorcher, lie's out on the
He's iiiiiiiiileii his wheel ami he's humping his
His sliil.lie Is high anil his linn-lies arc low,
Anil he's off down the rond like a shot Irom a
He carries no lantern, he use no bell,       [yell;
He bears down upon you with whoop and with
The old ladles Ininl uiul the children nil cry,
And we all hold our breaths when the scorcher
goes by.
Beware, then, young rider, no trembling and
The hard-rldlng scorcher is hard on your trail;
He sweeps round tho corner���a hcart-rcndlng
Vim roll In thc gutter; he's gone like a flash.
The streets of tlio city ne'er canso him to flinch,
He misses electrics by ban* hull hi. Inch;
Through Hie crowds on the crossings, regardless, lie glides,
And the ambulance follows wherever he rides.
O, wild-riding m'orrhe, wo hope when you die
And depnri lor lhe land ul the sweet liy-aud-liy
That then will beansivered the citizens' prayer,
And ynii'l' get all the seorehiii you want overg
The best stopping place for freighters in
Columbia Valley is at
Tom Martin's Hotel
Good accommodation k Moderate Terms
First class Feed Stables.
The Best Doer In Canada is made bv thc
Calgary Brewing &
Malting Co., Lt'd.
Manufacturers nf Beer, Ale and Roda Water
InalRtimKettliiK^alRary Beer every time. They
all have It. The Company's agent for Kast
Kootenay is
II. O.  PARSON, Golden, B.C.
eneral //(erchant
will repay your inspection.
���Fresh Qvaporated bruits
direct from California, viz.,Apricots, Peaches,
Nectarines, Pitted Prunes, Quartered Pears,
Silver Prunes, Muscatels and Sultanas.
/Preakfaot /Paeon
as cheap here as anywhere else.
teles i Warren,
General Merchant.
L Lawrence Spectacles.
Agent I'or Giant Powder.
Agent- I'or Lancashire Iimuraneo Co. of England,
uWTO   LET,���House Partly Furnished..^]
0-old.erL, B.C.
The Finest Scottish Whiskies
in this wido world are
Auld Acquaintance
Highland Welcome
These whiskies are well flavored and of finest quality,
DUNCAN STEWART, Wholesalo Liquor Merchant,
Gibb's Entry, Edinburgh, Scotland
The chief town in East Kootonay, on the main lino of tho
C.P.R. and hoad of navigation of tho Upper Columbia
River and Lakes.
Chief Distributing Centre for East Kootenay by Road, Rail and River.
declare it is the best town to outfit in. Its gpods are of
better quality, in greater variety, cheaper in price and
better packed, than in many other towns.
Commercial and
Railway Centre
Of South East Kootenay.
As a site for smelters it has especial advantages, being the
Divisional Point on the
Main line of the Crow's
Nest Pass Railway.


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